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    4 June 20 Garand Picture of the Day



    Battle for Iwo Jima, February-March 1945. Two Marines in the First Battalion, 26th Marines move in front line past grave of Marine, marked by his rifle and helmet. Photographed by Pfc Charlie Jones, February 28-29, 1945. Official U.S. Marine Corps photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2016/02/17).
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    Why the string or cord tied to rifle leading to left. Just a question

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    To me it looks like it carries on past the rifle on the ground. I took it to be communications wire. Land line for the field phone.
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    Thats what I though too. Think it might not be a grave

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    Spooky way to mark a telephone line...
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    Perhaps a join in the cable and a convenient place to use a field telephone? Would you mark a join in the cable? Looking at it another way would a soldier be allowed to cut a field phone line in order to use a field telephone where he and the phone line happened to be?

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    End of the phone line...maybe. When laying line you have to tie it back at intervals to avoid it being snagged and drug a mile out of it's original path...not sure that's what's happening but I'm betting it's field phone line.

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